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Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

4.7
4.7
1531 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Since opening in 1991, Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano has been established as a fine tradition in historic Herndon. The 100 year old building adds character and ambiance to Zeffirelli’s dining experience. Our formal service, candlelit tables, exquisite Tuscan cuisine, and fine wines set an incomparable atmosphere for our patrons.
KNOWN FOR ITS BEST VEAL CHOP IN THE REGION

www.zeffirelliva.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 318-7000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Francesco

  • Private party facilities

    We have private room for up to 30and 115 for entire restaurantFix Menus recommended forLarge parties, see our websitefor Banquet menus

  • Neighborhood

    Herndon

  • Cross street

    Elden St. and Station St.

  • Parking details

    Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,531 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Virginia - DC Suburbs

    Italian

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  1. H

    Heidi

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The food was ok, but like the restaurant itself, it could use some updating. Dated carpet and drapes that felt dusty and could use a paint job. We had fruit flies around our table throughout our meal. The service was good.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every aspect of the meal was excellent. We will definitely return.
  3. JD

    JerradD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was friendly and the food was absolutely delicious. I loved the authentic Italian Ambience as well. When I go back to Virginia, this will be a place I come back to time and time again
  4. MI

    MichelI

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The restaurant is "tired" and needs a revamp on every level. The food is overpriced for the quality and experience.
  5. TL

    ThomasL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite special occasion restaurant. The food is always excellent, the service is always great and it's always quiet enough to have a conversation.
  6. AF

    AngelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed the food! Will definitely go back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome wait staff
  8. F

    Familyof3

    Washington DC

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the most amazing experience - especially because of how wonderful the staff is - most importantly Pablo!!!! Everyone there treats us so special. We brought new friends with us this time and they could not believe how great the food and service was. Pablo remembers things we love and always gives the best suggestions. We had everything from apps, meals, deserts, wine, coffee, after dinner drinks. Six different meals and every one of them just perfectly done! I highly recommend any veal and pasta dish!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely atmosphere with excellent service and fantastic food! A perfect Father’s Day dinner!
  10. r

    redsun33

    Washington DC

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another good night out at Zeffirelli's.
  11. EB

    EthanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The place has a great ambience, beautiful art and decor. Only complaint is that our table was a little close to another table and the restaurant was a little on the loud side. However, it was a busy Saturday night so I’d imagine a weeknight would have been quieter. Service was great, the waiter recommended a great bottle of wine and recommended great specials. The food was all around great. The calamari and veal were great. Overall great experience and I will certainly be coming back in the near future!
  12. M

    Marco

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Zeffirelli’s for almost 20 years to celebrate special occasions. Last night we celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. The food is consistently above average for this kind of place. Their veal chop is unparalleled. Our server Pablo made the experience even better with his banter and knowledge of the menus.
  13. GD

    GeorgeD

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always terrific!
  14. TC

    TheChair

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visit from friends
  15. DG

    DeepG

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went back after many years. The food was still good. The ambiance was okay but felt very rushed to finish food. The waitress came twice to say we hadn't finished the appetizer course yet and they were ready with the entree.
  16. M

    Moette

    Richmond

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Italian food with outstanding service
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was excellent. Tried the sausage and peppers appetizer. Fantastic and very flavorful. The veal was excellent as always. Service was very attentive.
  18. PE

    PES04

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very busy for a Tuesday evening. We've been to Zeffirelli's many times over the past 20 years and enjoyed many a quiet dinner. This time was different perhaps because of the table location, ability to have a private conversation, and generally service was somewhat less than past experiences.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern Territory

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was really good, i would definitely go back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I love coming to Zeffirelli’s! Outstanding food and service every time we go!!
  21. A

    Abudanza

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Zeferelli's brings us back to the quality Italian restaurants in NY & NJ: delicious food and great service with a hint of eating at your Nona's house (less the lace curtains and tablecloths.) It starts with warm Italian bread and ends with fabulous Tiramasu. Last night the only things missing were tentacles with the fried calamari and a missing cappuccino.
  22. j

    jhetwills

    Washington DC

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. The wine list has enough variety good pricing. We always feel special when we visit
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great as always!
  24. MN

    MatthewN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were phenomenal, perfect portion sizes, will definitely be returning
  25. DS

    DanS

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional food and great service
  26. JK

    JoyceK

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service! Pablo was our waiter. Food was delicious. So nice to be able to hear in a quiet restaurant.
  27. BB

    BillB

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food outstanding as usual. Service and wait staff great. Always a great experience!!
  28. CR

    CharlesR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always worth the twenty minute drive to get there . Never had a disappointing experience at all!!!
  29. DA

    DennisA

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Short and simple - get the World famous veal chop.
  30. LG

    LitiGator

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, delightful atmosphere with lovely red wine and delicious Italian food. We come here 3 or 4 times a year. It's pricey, but incredibly yummy!! Always a wonderful experience.
  31. MT

    MikeT

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This the second time I've been to Zeffirelli. Just like the first time, the food and service were excellent! I will continue going.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  33. L

    Lovegdfd

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zefferilli’s always makes you feel special. White table cloths yet a relaxed quiet atmosphere, great food, great wine and exceptional service.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great classic Italian restaurant, excellent food and very friendly/professional service
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time. Plan to return.
  36. HR

    HeatherR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and we thought service was excellent as well. They were apologizing for the food taking a while but we didn’t even notice or care because the atmosphere was so nice and energetic. Only complaint is the guy at the table behind us talking very loudly about his various one night stands haha! But that Was no fault of the restaurant of course. Will 100% be back, it was the best Italian food we have had for as long as we can remember.
  37. Q

    Qualityseeker

    Cleveland

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best Veal chops -and I have enjoyed many-side of pasta was the perfect compliment. Will be returning if I am in the area again.
  38. EF

    ErnieF

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from Pablo! Great meal and ambiance. Highly recommend.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great, wine was great, service outstanding. It’s great to go to a high class restaurant that has tablecloths. Highly recommend.
  40. DD

    DaniloD

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Pasta was not very hot. The rest of the food was great.

FAQs

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 318-7000.

Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 1531 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Zeffirelli Ristorante Italiano

728 Pine Street Herndon, VA 20170

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Elden St. and Station St.

  • Neighborhood

    Herndon

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Parking is located behind the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Francesco

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (703) 318-7000

  • Private party facilities

    We have private room for up to 30and 115 for entire restaurantFix Menus recommended forLarge parties, see our websitefor Banquet menus

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